New York, NY and Washington, DC – August 15, 2019

“By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong and everywhere was a song and a celebration…”

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Westwood One News will have full coverage this weekend, featuring correspondent Steve Kastenbaum reporting from Bethel Woods, New York and 50-year old sound from the Westwood One News archives.

It was the summer of 1969. Four hundred thousand people converged on a local farm in upstate New York to hear 32 of the top musical acts of the time. The 600-acre farm was overwhelmed with intense heat, rain and mud, and Woodstock became a legendary scene of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It also spawned an Academy Award winning film, soundtrack album, and major hit song.

In addition to this weekend’s coverage, Westwood One will also celebrate Woodstock’s golden anniversary with a half-hour special, Woodstock: A Festival for the Ages. The news retrospective, hosted by correspondent Mike Moss, will run Labor Day weekend and will explore Woodstock’s legacy with archived audio clips, news reports, and interviews.

This special Westwood One News content is available to affiliated stations for unlimited use from Thursday, August 29, 2019 through Monday, September 2, 2019.

Stations interested in learning more about Westwood One News can contact Jim Jones at or (202) 840-7933.

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